Developers from Apple have set the release dates of firmware 2.0.73 for AirTag to “m/d/24” instead of “m/d/2024”

Developers from Apple have set the release dates of firmware 2.0.73 for AirTag to “m/d/24” instead of “m/d/2024”

by information researchers at iSoftware Updates, developers at Apple accidentally set the AirTag firmware version 2.0.73 deployment dates to “m/d/24” instead of the previously used “m/d/2023” or “m/d/2024” format . In this case, it turned out that all devices received the update much faster than usual when the firmware is distributed in waves (as indicated in the deployment sheet) and not at once to 100% of devices.

As a result, AirTag believes that the deployment dates belong to the year 24, and the firmware update system moves to install the new version on 100% of the devices in the world. AirTag updates automatically when connected to iPhone.

In the previous version of firmware 2A61 (number 2.0.61) for AirTag, which was released in October 2023, the deployment dates are indicated in the usual way, gadgets received updates in three waves. At the time, Apple explained that the patch for the wireless gadget fixed bugs and made other improvements. Apple did not specify what is new in the new firmware version 2.0.73.

The working principles of AirTag and the features of this tag are disclosed in this publication. The element base of AirTag is specified in this article.

On April 20, 2021, Apple introduced the AirTag smart tag. This gadget allows you to search for lost things using a key fob equipped with a U1 chip.

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